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Community support, career satisfaction, healthy relationships, financial security, and physical health are the building blocks of wellbeing.
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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Building Blocks to Well-Being

Building Blocks of Well-Being



Optimal Thinking -
Explore these titles, many of them new, and tap your full potential by learning how the mind works. Use mindfulness to overcome anxiety. Change destructive habits and achieve a more positive attitude with a new way of thinking.

Relationships -
These titles examine our relationships with family, partners, friends, money and pets.

Personal Fulfillment - 
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

Find Your Way to Health and Wellness -


Where to Find Self-Help Books

Self-help books in the library are found in various locations by different call numbers and cataloged under different subjects. This is a different approach from bookstores where self-help are shelved under broader headings such as motivational self-help, personal transformation, and success. Try browsing in the 150s (Psychology), 610s (Medicine and Health), and 640s (Home and Family). Here are common self-help related topics and where to find them:

Subject Heading Followed by Call Number
Aging - 155.67
Anxiety - 616.85
Attitudes - 152.4
Behavior Modification - 158.1
Career - 650.14
Change (Psychology) - 158.1
Finance, Personal - 332.024
Food Habits - 616.85
Happiness - 158.1
Health - 613
Interpersonal Relations - 152.4
Life Skills - 646.7
Mental Health - 616.89
Phobias - 616.85
Quality of Life - 158
Self-actualization - 158.1
Self-care, Health - 613
Self-esteem - 158.1
Self-help Techniques - 646.7
Stress Management - 155.9
Success - 158.1
Time Management - 650.1
Weight Loss - 616.85

Additional Resources

  • GALLUP Wellbeing
    The Gallup organization employs the world's leading scientists to study human nature and behavior. Research from the past 75 years has explored crucial issues the affect the wellbeing of people all over the world, across faiths, cultures, and nationalities. Follow the research at Gallup Daily News, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
  • Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online
    According to their website, “This guide has been developed to act as your starting point for finding every type of national, international, model and online self-help support group that is available. The self-help groups, contained in the database that you can access by keyword in the box at the bottom, can help you find and/or start a support group in your community. Local self-help group clearinghouses can also often help you find or form a group.”


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